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heated • make up • hold back
give all of myself • bottle stuff up
  1. When you , you just create stress.
  2. I am very open. I try to to my loved ones.
  3. In class never if you do not understand. Let the teacher know.
  4. The two teams got into a discussion after the game.
  5. When I need to with my wife I buy her flowers.
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1071 His Best Friend

Gareth talks about someone he is very close to and how they get along now.

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hold a little back

With my friends I tend to hold a little back.

When you hold a little back, you keep something, such as energy or effort or emotions, that you could give, but choose not to. The opposite of holding back is to be open or giving. Notice the following:

  1. He is shy and tends to hold back his emotions.
  2. The winning team held a little back for the end of the game.

give all of oneself

I don't necessarily give all of myself to my friends.

When a person gives all of oneself, that means they are very open and do not keep anything secret. Notice the following:

  1. In any relationship, one should give all of oneself.
  2. He gave all of himself to his marriage, but his wife didn't, so they got divorced.

bottle stuff up inside

When you bottle stuff up, you hold things inside such as emotions or feelings things that are trying to get out. Notice the following:

  1. All of my feeling are bottled up inside.
  2. Everything was bottled up inside until he let it all out.


We had a heated argument.

When a situation is heated, that means both sides are very aggressive or upset, and usually there is much shouting or yelling. Notice the following:

  1. The students had a heated debate about crime and race.
  2. The managers had a heated discussion about company policy.

make up

We fight but then we make up and it's good.

When to people make up, they stop fighting and forgive each other. Notice the following:

  1. My wife and I fight a lot but we always make up.
  2. The best part of fighting is making up afterwards.